Contracting state

Italy

Legal basis for levying renewal fees

 

Min. Decr. of 2.4.2007

1

Amount of fees

(plus any charges levied by banks)

 

Year

EUR

Year

EUR

5th

60

13th

530

6th

90

14th

600

7th

120

15th

650

8th

170

16th

650

9th

200

17th

650

10th

230

18th

650

11th

310

19th

650

12th

410

20th

650

2

(a) Due date (in the patent year concerned)

(b) Time limit for payment (without surcharge)*

(c) Earliest possible date for payment

 

(a) Last day of month in which the date of filing occurred

(b) n/a

(c) No specific legal provision.

3

Period of grace for payment of fees (with surcharge)

(a) duration

(b) surcharge

 

(a) 6 months after due date

(b) EUR 100

4

Communication of a reminder in cases of non-payment

(a) provided for?

(b) date of despatch

 

(a) No

(b) n/a

5

Restitutio in integrum

(a) provided for?

(b) time limit for submitting application

 

(a) Yes

(b) Within 2 months of removal of the cause of non-compliance with the time limit, but no later than 12 months after expiry of non-observed time limit.


Art. 193(2) PL

6

Appointment of a national professional representative for

(a) payment of fees

(b) communication of a reminder of non-payment

(c) proceedings in respect of restitutio in integrum

 

(a) No

(b) n/a

(c) No

7

Information regarding lapse of patent in cases of non-payment of renewal fees

 

Confirmation of non-payment on request

* For first renewal fee to be paid, see Art. 141(2) EPC.

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